KFI's Ziegler: We Got Tapes From Arnold's Site, Too
September 14, 2006 at 6:10 AM (PT)
The controversy over whether CALIFORNIA Gov. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's opponent's staff hacked into the Governor's website to obtain a controversial closed-door-meeting tape took on a new dimension when the former producer of CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES night host JOHN ZIEGLER's show said that he and the show have been similarly accessing the allegedly private area of SCHWARZENEGGER's website for years. JASON NATHANSON said on TUESDAY's show that the area of the site, with tapes of speeches, is not password protected and is accessible with a slight URL alteration, and has been open to public access for years with the same URL Democrat PHIL ANGELIDES' staffers allegedly used to get the tape of SCHWARZENEGGER musing about the ethnicity of a legislator.
...there were no passwords; there were no scary warnings - nothing remotely like that.
ZIEGLER told the ASSOCIATED PRESS that "there were no passwords; there were no scary warnings - nothing remotely like that." The section of the Governor's website in question has been taken off-line, and a spokesman for the Governor says that the circumstances are different between what the radio station did in accessing public speeches and what the ANGELIDES campaign did in taking a private conversation "with intent to harm the Governor."
ZIEGLER is off the air until the end of the week on an unscheduled "vacation" after an on-air dustup with afternoon co-host JOHN KOBYLT on MONDAY, in which ZIEGLER, doing the crossover promo at the end of the JOHN AND KEN show, made a comment about KOBYLT's IRAQ war position (that KOBYLT has his "head up his ass" on the issue) and KOBYLT responding by cutting ZIEGLER's mic off. KKNT-A/PHOENIX host AUSTIN HILL is filling in for ZIEGLER, who will return MONDAY.